is there such thing as a genetic potential? i heard of a myostatin gene, but then, ppl who use roids go past teh limits of their genetics. also, each generation, children live longer, are taller, and more healthier. (from teh post on, i'm referring to w/o drug or hormone treatment).
this already proves that the environment has more
influence than genes. skin color is genetic, but can change depending on environment. biologists also know that mammals are affected by their environments by a lot. the idea is known as "nature (genetics) vs nurture (environment)." ie. if u learn to lift correctly, then ur growing rate is increased dramatically compared to someone genetically identical to u who doesn't lift.
I brought this up cuz i was reading at mm and ppl were talking about some ppl "reached" their genetic potential b4 they use roids. i personally don't believe this, cuz altho ppl start to decrease test and gh at older ages, it's not impossible to boost it back up, nor it has to do with genetics; If u can grow fast as fast as ur teen years forever, then u are capable at growing that fast for the rest of ur life, if certain ideal conditions emulate u being a teen.
i don't believe that ppl can reach their "genetic potential size," but u can reach ur "genetic potential growing rate." altho i know that this is the real world, and ppl will stop growing, but is that due to genetical potential, or life accomplishments and time? say u lifted at 20 and stopped growing at 200lbs. does that mean u reached ur genetic potential bc u stopped growing? what if u lifted when u were 17, or 12 years old? would then ur "genetic potential" be 250lbs?
i dunno, i need ur opinions, cuz i can't find research on this.